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    I loaded Win7 on a laptop. It has slowed terribly and I want to revert to the old Vista that originally was on the machine. Any way I can go back to Vista?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rogers View Post
    I loaded Win7 on a laptop. It has slowed terribly and I want to revert to the old Vista that originally was on the machine. Any way I can go back to Vista?

    Do you have the restore dvd? is th restore partition intect? If yes to both then you can. In what way didi the computerr slow down?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rogers View Post
    I loaded Win7 on a laptop. It has slowed terribly and I want to revert to the old Vista that originally was on the machine. Any way I can go back to Vista?
    Before getting rid of Win 7 I would check some of the tips in How To Geek to speed up your OS. PC World also had a good article to optimize Win 7. Paul Thurrott's site is aptly named. Check out some of this info before making a final decision.

    There also may be some incompatibility issues. Did you check the Win 7 Compatibility Center.
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    Reverting back to Vista may also be dependant on whether you did an upgrade install, (as in purchased an "upgradable" Windows 7 disk), or bought a full version of Windows 7.
    If you purchased an upgrade version, the former Vista license may be void, whereas a full Windows 7 version will not void the previous Vista license.

    If you find your stuck with a Windows 7 upgrade disk, we may be able to help work the kinks out and thereby speed things up.
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